HMC Architects, Moreno Valley Unified School District staff members, general contractor Tilden-Coil Constructors and community members recently gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new Canyon Springs High School classroom building located in Moreno Valley, California.

This $21 million project is one of several modernization projects that represents the district’s continued investment in its students and surrounding community. The project is being paid for by the $398 million Measure M bond approved by voters in 2014. The new two-story, 45,820-square feet building will replace the school’s existing 24 portables, and include eight cutting-edge science labs, four science work rooms, and 16 standard classrooms.

The design, led by HMC Architects, complements the district’s twenty-first century curriculum and vision for innovation in a college campus-type environment. By incorporating 360-degree flexible classrooms, the design team eliminated the standard “front of the classroom” and created learning spaces that support the teacher and student in this more engaged and dynamic method of teaching that takes learning beyond the confines of the traditional classroom.

“These spaces will enable students to have a more personalized learning experience,” said HMC Principal Steve Wilkerson. “One where ideas can be generated and shared, and once hard-to-understand concepts can be brought to life.”

The classroom building is slated for completion in November 2020.

View video coverage of the groundbreaking event HERE.